2014 Fall Flea Market

2014 Fall Flea Market

SARA is pleased to present the annual Fall Flea Market

Free Parking
Snack Bar with Famous SARA Dogs
Commercial Dealers

Where:
Eastside City Church
1320 Abbeydale Drive SE
Calgary, AB
T2A 7L8

When:
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Vendors @ 10:00
Public @ 11:00

Admission:  $5 at the door

Tables:  $10 each

Contact Ken VE6AFO viaemail or 403-226-5840 to book tables or for more info

Amateur Radio Saves the day again

Last night, Sunday September 21, 2014, at approx. 21:00hrs PST VY1MAP (Terry) called on our local repeater-146.880-looking for VY1RF (Ray).

Terry wanted Ray to make a phone call for him as he was not in cell phone range. The situation was that Terry is a member of our Search and Rescue team and they were on a search for a missing teenager. The command center they had setup was approx 35kms north of Whitehorse at Lake Laberge. The satellite phone that they were to use, was not functioning so they had no way to call for assistance, additional resources or send status reports.

That’s where amateur radio comes in. Terry, being a ham, goes out to his truck and makes contact with Whitehorse via 2M amateur radio with VY1RF (Ray) and VY1RM (Ron).  They were able to pass important traffic to/from the command center.

The young man was found and all ended well.

This is the second time in as many months that amateur radio and in particular Yukon Amateur Radio Association’s members and infrastructure proved invaluable in an emergency situation. Good job guys!

Just remember-Keep calm and grab your radio!

Lacombe to skip

Fall Tour to VE6BGT

Fall Tour to VE6BGT This fall on Sunday September 21st we are having a tour of the home brewed Moon Bounce station of Skip VE6BGT. Please be at Skips by 1.00PM to start the tour. The driving directions from Red Deer are shown on the map below. Go north from Red Deer on highway 2A through Blackfalds to the Lakeside Sargent road north of Blackfalds just after going over the railway tracks and around the corner. Go east on the Lakeside Seargent road to RR 255. Turn left, north and go one mile . Look for the antennas on the left side. The directions from Lacombe Travel east of Lacombe on highway 12 to RR255. Turn right, south and go 3 miles. Skip is on the right side, look for the antennas. Driving directions from Lacombe are shown on the second map below. There is a cook house across the road from Skip so please bring your own lunch and drinks. If the weather is good there will be a fire to cook weiners if you like. Please note there is no BBQ available at the cook house. Lacombe to skip

Congratulations!!!

First prize, $500.00- Myrna Dawson VE6MMD
Second prize, $200.00- Peter King non-amateur
I will have the cheques in the mail as soon as I can.
Karen, VA6LDY

Radioworld Central Grand Opening

 

 

Dear Friends,

Everyone at GPS Central and Radioworld is thrilled to announce the “GRAND OPENING” of our new retail store “Radioworld Central” in Calgary, AB.  We wish to invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting occasion on Saturday July 26th, 2014.

We have partnered with the very best manufacturers including Garmin, Lowrance, Simrad, Humminbird, MinnKota, Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, FlexRadio, Minelab, Garrett, Uniden, Cobra, K40, Wilson Antenna, Bushnell, Celestron, Globalstar, ACR, BlueFox and many others to offer consumers the very best products, sales assistance and technical support from the most experienced staff in the industry, a core value built and proven over the past 15 years.

Radioworld Central’s focus is to provide the widest selection of products for Commuters, Travellers, Geocachers, Amateur Radio operators, Metal Detectorists, Anglers, Hunters, Hikers, Backpackers, Runners, Golfers, Bikers, Riders, Pilots, Truckers, RVers, Shortwave Radio enthusiasts, Weather enthusiasts and beyond, all at competitive pricing and service second to none. We specialize in providing smart electronics into niche markets and never stop searching for the next great product to bring to our customers.

Everyone at Radioworld and GPS Central are excited to be one team and will strive to continue to be Canada’s favourite Navigation and Communications retailer for years to come.

Please join us for the GRAND OPENING festivities and for a FREE BBQ Lunch that day!

Thank You for your support.

Angelo Meffe                                       Jack Summers                                   George Valentine

President                                             Marketing Manager                            General Manager

angelo@radioworld.ca                        jack@radioworld.ca                             gvalentine@gpscentral.ca

 

VA6DX flight

VA6DX FPV Flight over Red Deer Picnic

From Barry Bergstrom VA6DX

Hey Bob. Here’s a quick video of the FPV flight from last weekend. You’re welcome to embed it on the CAARC site if you like; just but a note on to watch it in 720p or 1080p for a better effect. 

Thanks Barry great video

Bob VE6BLD

 

 

RAC ARES

RAC/ARES meets in Red Deer Alberta
RAC/ARES members took advantage of the recent Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club Hamfest in Red Deer Alberta to meet and discuss issues ranging from recruitment training and organization.
Alberta ARES has had a busy period providing communication services to their communities with the recent floods in Calgary and High River and the Slave Lake fires as only two examples.

Left to right… Neal Sunderland VE6NL the new Section Emergency Coordinator for Alberta, often seen driving around the province visiting members in his Holiday Rambler Class A RV, Jeff Low VA6JL Red Deer Emergency Coordinator and veteran of the recent floods as well as Garry Jacobs VE6CIA Alberta Section Manager.  Inset, Ian Burgess VA6EMS Emergency Coordinator for Calgary. [1]

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
Acting CFSO and President RAC

 

Red Deer Picnic

June 16th 2014
Red Deer Hamfest – Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club
Hams from many parts of Alberta met last weekend at a hamfest in Red Deer hosted by the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (CAARC).
Groups such as the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club (SARA) and Alberta RAC/ARES took advantage of the opportunity to meet and conduct their business. RAC President Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW and Director Mitch Mitchell, VE6OH, (Alberta and Northwest Territories and Nunavut) were proud to make a presentation of RAC shirts to CAARC Club President Bob King VE6BLD and Garry Jacobs, VE6CIA Alberta Section Manager.
Mr. Bawden made a presentation on the recent history of RAC and outlined our future. The return of RAC to financial solvency and its accomplishments since 2010 were discussed with members.
RAC would like to acknowledge and thank CAARC for the grant of $600 to help cover Mr. Bawden’s travel expenses.
Mr. Bawden will be visiting other groups in Alberta before he returns home to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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RCMP

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police amateur radio Group in Ottawa will be operating a Special Event Station VE3RCMPduring the Field Day contest weekend, June 28-29, 2014.  We plan also to activate the call sign during the RAC Canada Day Contest July 1st.

The Special Event Amateur Station will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first RCMP owned and operated radio-to-patrol-car dispatch system that was commissioned in the fall of 1939 using the call sign VY8T and thus initiated a continuing Radio Support-Service within Force.   VE3RCMP during Field Day will be operated by current and retired members of what is currently known as the RCMP National Radio Services Directorate, Ottawa.

The last time VE3RCMP was obtained for field day operations was in 1989 during the the 50th anniversary.  We hope the 4 letter suffix will not cause too much confusion to other FD contest station operators.

Special QSL cards are being prepared to confirm contacts with VE3RCMP.


Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC

RAC Bulletin

June 16th 2014

Red Deer Hamfest – Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

Hams from many parts of Alberta met last weekend at a hamfest in Red Deer hosted by the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (CAARC).

Groups such as the Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club (SARA) and Alberta RAC/ARES took advantage of the opportunity to meet and conduct their business. RAC President Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW and Director Mitch Mitchell, VE6OH, (Alberta and Northwest Territories and Nunavut) were proud to make a presentation of RAC shirts to CAARC Club President Bob King VE6BLD and Garry Jacobs, VE6CIA Alberta Section Manager.

Mr. Bawden made a presentation on the recent history of RAC and outlined our future. The return of RAC to financial solvency and its accomplishments since 2010 were discussed with members.

RAC would like to acknowledge and thank CAARC for the grant of $600 to help cover Mr. Bawden’s travel expenses.

Mr. Bawden will be visiting other groups in Alberta before he returns home to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Web link with photo: http://wp.rac.ca/red-deer-hamfest-central-alberta-amateur-radio-club/

 

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